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Friday 25th June 2021 
15:30- 16:30 GMT+1 Behavior as a tool for assessment and management of cat arthritis Margaret Gruen

Dr. Gruen is originally from Chicago, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She then went to North Carolina State University and completed her internship and a residency in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine. After her residency, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University before deciding to complete her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences with a project focused on the assessment of pain in cats with degenerative joint disease. She then left NC State to go to Duke University for a post-doctoral position in the Evolutionary Anthropology department, and served as a co-Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center. In 2018, she returned to NC State as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. Gruen is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and her clinical service is dedicated to seeing patients with behavioral disorders. Her research program focuses under the umbrella of human-animal interaction – how animals communicate through their behavior and how we understand and quantify those behaviors. This includes a focus on the quantification of pain, and the effects of pain on aspects of daily life including activity, anxiety, and cognitive function.